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Monday, June 6
 

7:00am

Open Coffee
Open to come grab a cup of coffee and make a great start to your day! "Unconference" time to make some valuable connections.

Monday June 6, 2016 7:00am - 9:00am
Longmont Museum and Cultural Center 400 Quail Rd, Longmont, CO 80501

7:30am

Cómo Comenzar y Operar Correctamente Su Negocio Nuevo Parte 1 - delivered in Spanish - How to Start and Correctly Operate Your New Business, Part 1

Existen muchas reglas para los negocios, y hay muchas preguntas que tiene uno que piensar en abrir su negocio ¿A cuál mercado se dirige? ¿Quiénes son su competencia? ¿Tiene la destreza directiva necesaria para operar su negocio?  Teniendo el dinero necesario para comenzar y operar su negocio es muy importante.  Éstas y más preguntas serán las respuestas del seminaro, Cómo Comenzar y Operar Correctamente su Negocio.


Speakers
avatar for Jesse Esparza

Jesse Esparza

Owner, Morning Sun Enterprises LLC
Small Business Development Center of Boulder County | Consultor de Negocios | Longmont, CO Jesse Esparza es un consejero que trabaja con el Centro de Desarrollo de la Pequeña Empresa de Boulder.  Ha prestado servicios  a los propietarios de negocios pequeños por más de ocho años y ha trabajado con más de 400 empresas. Su objetivo es proporcionar servicios coherentes y honestos a todos los... Read More →


Monday June 6, 2016 7:30am - 8:30am
Barrio E 471 Main St, Longmont, CO 80501

9:00am

Keynote: Boulder Farmers Market to National Retail Success: Goddess Garden - What a Long Strange Trip It's Been.
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Nova Covington

Nova Covington

CEO and Founder, Goddess Garden
Nova Covington is the Founder and CEO of Goddess Garden, the fastest-growing suncare brand for the past five years. She is also a mom who was inspired to create better alternatives after her baby daughter’s skin reacted to the synthetic chemicals in body care products. Nova attended college at Oregon State University and began her career at Hewlett-Packard in leadership development. She later received her Master’s Degree from the... Read More →
avatar for Paul Halter

Paul Halter

CFO, Goddess Garden Organics
From senior manager in corporate America to Goddess Garden’s chief scientist/formulator/number cruncher/marketing guy, Paul does it all. He grew up in the Pacific Northwest like his wife, Nova, who you may have heard of. While growing up, Paul enjoyed picking raspberries and being all around rambunctious. Today, Paul can be found enjoying time with his family and trying not to break his wrist (or anything else!) while mountain biking.


Monday June 6, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Longmont Museum and Cultural Center 400 Quail Rd, Longmont, CO 80501

9:00am

LSW16 Basecamp

Need a place to work or want to learn more about LSW16 or the community?

Join us at our Basecamp at Archethought Coworking, at the corner of Terry St and 4th Avenue (the old Times Call building). Just two blocks off Main St. Plenty of parking space, including the parking lot across the street on Terry.

Plenty of bandwidth for Wi-Fi, ample working stations and a conference room (by reservation). Plenty of free coffee, bottled water and snacks.

There will be a Job Board for those looking for jobs and those looking for employees.


Sponsors
avatar for Dixon Dick

Dixon Dick

Managing Partner, Archethought LLC
I serve as a trusted consultant to organizations from startups to Fortune 100 companies. As a 34 year veteran of the technology industry, my experience includes a broad variety of development, leadership and creative roles, enabling me to bring a wide range of perspectives to difficult software, hardware and team challenges. | | Currently I provide consulting services in software, enterprise systems, micro-controllers and cloud based systems... Read More →


Monday June 6, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Archethought Coworking 350 Terry St, Suite 310, Longmont, CO 80504

11:00am

Lean Canvas – Gut Feel is Wrong A Lot; Experiment, Test and Validate! Learn How

Have you ever had a cool idea and built something, but it died because no one used it? Join us for an interactive session where we’ll use lean startup techniques to help you validate an idea before you build it. Teams will run in super fast sprints to figure out a problem to solve and a customer to solve it for, and walk out the door with paper prototypes. 

It's easy in a lean process to skip steps and go straight to solution, or not validate the problem/customer/value prop/solution before moving on to channels/metrics. In this session, you step away from the process to validate with "customers" (other teams) and build a rapid prototype (paper prototyping).


Speakers
avatar for Andrew Homeyer

Andrew Homeyer

Intrapreneur & Engineer, CA Technologies
avatar for Ashley McClelland

Ashley McClelland

Sr. Product Manager, Waffle.io, CA Technologies
Ashley is a Product Manager and multi-hat wearer in love with tech innovation and invention. | | Her experience includes a wide range of specialization in the SaaS and enterprise software world, including product development, product management, product marketing, strategic planning, customer development, agile and lean methodologies, facilitation, project management, social media strategy, marketing, brand and community building, event... Read More →


Monday June 6, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Archethought Coworking 350 Terry St, Suite 310, Longmont, CO 80504

11:00am

How to Give a Powerful Five Minute Presentation
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Chris Salter

Chris Salter

CEO and Founder, Music Wizard
Chris Salter is the founder of Music Wizard, whose flagship product, Piano Wizard Academy, is an amazingly simple music video game that teaches people to play piano and even read music in minutes, on real instruments, with real music. His "gamefication" of piano lessons, what was once considered almost torture, has won his company outstanding awards, reviews, and some pretty amazing testimonials, including from the special needs population.


Monday June 6, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Guaranty Bank and Trust Company 401 Main Street Longmont, CO 80501

11:00am

SBIR/STTR- Government Grants as Sources of Non-Dilutive Capital

This session will cover Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants, as well as Colorado Advanced Industries Grants.

The Small Business Research Innovation Research program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development that has the potential for commercialization.

The Advanced Industries Export Grant is a Colorado financial assistance program for aspiring and current exporters in Colorado's advanced industries (Aerospace, Bioscience, Electronics, Energy and Natural Resources, Infrastructure Engineering, Technology and Information, and Advanced Manufacturing).

Participants will go away learning the requirements and process for applying for each type of grant , as well as tips to increase the chance for award and possible errors to avoid when applying.

This session is most appropriate for exsisting and early stage businesses.


Speakers
avatar for Ed Kase

Ed Kase

President, EKase Consulting
Ed has been focused in strategic marketing and business development for more than 20 years, helping companies understand market conditions and implement go-to-market strategies. His expertise includes commercialization of government-funded technologies, with particular focus on the SBIR program. Technologies include software, medical devices, scientific instrumentation, aerospace systems, and pharmaceutical technologies.
avatar for Katie Woslager

Katie Woslager

Advanced Industries Senior Grant Manager, Boulder Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
As Senior Grant Manager, Katie works directly with early stage and start-up companies, Colorado Research Institution Technology Transfer Offices, and Advanced Industry stakeholders.   She oversees all Early Stage Capital and Retention Grants, Proof of Concept Grants and Infrastructure Grant contracts.    | | Katie joined the Office of Economic Development and International Trade in 2013.  Prior to this... Read More →


Monday June 6, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Longmont Chamber of Commerce 528 Main Street, Longmont, CO 80501

2:00pm

How to Get and Manage Valuable Shelf Space for your Products
Limited Capacity seats available

Moderators
avatar for Janine Ledingham

Janine Ledingham

Director of Local Business and Startup Community D, Longmont Economic Development Partnership
Janine is the Director of Local Business and Startup Community Development at the Longmont Economic Development Partnership. She is  responsible for developing and coordinating the City of Longmont's local business support programs and for supporting Longmont's Startup Community development in collaboration with partner organizations. She is focused on developing strategies to grow, support and enhance the economic vitality of business... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nova Covington

Nova Covington

CEO and Founder, Goddess Garden
Nova Covington is the Founder and CEO of Goddess Garden, the fastest-growing suncare brand for the past five years. She is also a mom who was inspired to create better alternatives after her baby daughter’s skin reacted to the synthetic chemicals in body care products. Nova attended college at Oregon State University and began her career at Hewlett-Packard in leadership development. She later received her Master’s Degree from the... Read More →
avatar for Carolyn Oxley

Carolyn Oxley

CEO & Founder, Motherlode Provisions
Almost six years ago, company co-founder Leland and I decided to start Motherlode Provisions in the wake of Boulder's Fourmile Fire. Leland knew how to develop recipes but knew nothing about getting a product on a shelf. I knew nothing about...well, anything related to the grocery industry. We've celebrated many mistakes and triumphs since then. | | As residents of Gold Hill (west of Boulder) in 2010, we were evacuated from town when the... Read More →
avatar for Leland Oxley

Leland Oxley

Co-Owner and Chef, Motherlode Provisions
Almost six years ago, company co-founders Leland and Carolyn decided to start Motherlode Provisions in the wake of Boulder's Fourmile Fire. Leland knew how to develop recipes but knew nothing about getting a product on a shelf. Carolyn knew nothing about...well, anything related to the grocery industry. They've celebrated many mistakes and triumphs since then.As residents of Gold Hill (west of Boulder) in 2010, they were evacuated from town... Read More →
avatar for Jess Weiswasser

Jess Weiswasser

Founder & Nutritionist, Kalot Superfood
Kalot Superfood was created by Jess Weiswasser, a nutritionist by trade but a foodie at heart. In her experience with clients, Jess observed that nearly everyone craved the proper nutrition needed to sustain a healthy lifestyle but the majority either didn't have the time or resources to eat the perfect diet, let alone follow a consistent supplement routine. Enter Kalot Superfood, nutrition made easy. A delicious and... Read More →
avatar for Sindy Wise

Sindy Wise

Director of Apothecary, Lucky's Market
It’s Sindy’s ambition, pluck, and inimitable willingness to roll up her sleeves and dig deep to affect great change that has helped her pack a lot of living and learning into the last 19 years. Having attended the Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies for Herbal Medicine, she's garnered nearly two decades of experience working with celebrated companies and holistic influencers like Wild Oats, Pharmaca, and Lucky's... Read More →


Monday June 6, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Barrio E 471 Main St, Longmont, CO 80501

2:00pm

It's All About Getting Customers!
Limited Capacity seats available

There is a plethora of good advice on how to launch an idea into a business: how to pitch, how to create a sound business plan, how to brand your product, how to raise money and so forth. You may have a great product, but without customers it’s just a product!  It takes customers to make it a business!

Entrepreneurs like to be in control, and they have the expertise to control their product – what it does, how it performs, how it looks, even how much it costs. But they will never control the customer – they have their own needs, priorities and timetables, which frustratingly, do not usually match yours.

Startup business owners are typically most uncomfortable with the sales aspect of their role as CEO or Owner. They may be inexperienced, feel inadequate or see it as unproductive time taken away from other more “important” issues.

In this session we will share some ideas on how to take the pain and mystery out of sales, whether you are a CEO that needs to step up and do sales, a founder team that needs to share the load or perhaps you are thinking of hiring your first salesperson. Remember – without customers you are just spending money, not making it!


Speakers
avatar for Ken Caldwell

Ken Caldwell

President/CMO, Successful Sales Solutions
After a brief career as an Aerospace Engineer, Ken attended graduate school in Ocean Engineering. Reluctantly leaving the beautiful beaches and blue waters of the Florida east coast, he fully expected to see tumbleweeds rolling through the streets of Houston, Texas, his new home. Happily finding a beautiful modern international city, Ken embarked on a rewarding 40-year career in international offshore oil and gas. His companies designed, built... Read More →


Monday June 6, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Guaranty Bank and Trust Company 401 Main Street Longmont, CO 80501

2:00pm

Startup Legal Panel: Organization, Contracts & Partnership Pitfalls
The Startup Legal Panel is not only an excellent source of everything formation-related, but is also the LSW16 "go to" panel for all things business law.  Corporation or limited liability company?  "S" Corp or Partnership?  Contracts (do this, NOT that!) and almost every other business legal issue is available for discussion and comment.  Bring your questions, your war stories and your enthusiasm!

Moderators
avatar for Kurt Forrest Brewer

Kurt Forrest Brewer

President, Brewer Law LLC
Kurt Forrest Brewer is a founding board member of Startup Longmont and an attorney who practices in the areas of contractual relationships, real estate transactions, acquisitions, business organizations and partnership matters. Kurt serves as "outside" general counsel to several companies across a diverse spectrum of industries. With an emphasis on managing business relationships and deal strategy, Kurt has represented clients in hundreds of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for John Gaddis

John Gaddis

Partner, Kendall, Koenig & Oelsner PC
John Gaddis is a partner at Kendall, Koenig & Oelsner PC, a corporate transactional and business law boutique that represents businesses, financial institutions, private equity funds, investors and individuals in a broad range of sophisticated transactional matters.  John's practice focuses on corporate and business transactions and general corporate and business law, including mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings... Read More →
avatar for Tricia Meyer

Tricia Meyer

Founder, Managing Attorney, Meyer Law Ltd.
Tricia Meyer is the Founder & Managing Attorney of Meyer Law, co-Founder of captureme and an active member of Chicago's and Colorado’s startup and technology communities. Through her entrepreneurial mindset and innovative approach to legal practice, Meyer has secured clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500's.  | | Meyer has extensive transactional experience with technology, telecom and commercial agreements, as well as... Read More →
avatar for Stephen C. Morgan

Stephen C. Morgan

President, Stephen C Morgan, Esq PLLC
Stephen Morgan is an accomplished attorney across a broad legal spectrum.  Stephen is also a recent entrepreneur having opened his Longmont law practice in January 2016.  His practice focuses on the areas of consumer financial services, business and real estate law.  Stephen's roots are deep in small business, having spent the first 10 years of his career in a 4th generation family business wearing as many hats as possible, as... Read More →


Monday June 6, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Xilinx, Inc. 3100 Logic Drive Longmont, CO 80503

4:00pm

BiBli social robot Demo- ROBAUTO'S success with Young Entrepreneurs/Designers
Limited Capacity seats available

BiBli an AI powered social robot that costs under $800, designed and built by and for students. Hear the story, see the robot.   http://www.robauto.co/

Speakers
avatar for Jalali Hartman

Jalali Hartman

Chief Human, Robauto
Jalali Hartman is an entrepreneur and engineer with more than 20 years of product development and startup experience involving big data, A.I. and algorithm development. In total his companies have created more than 400 jobs and reached hundreds of millions of consumers. | | He is the currently Chief Human of ROBAUTO where he is working to accelerate robotics innovation via a low-cost robot named BiBli.  | | Jalali has... Read More →


Monday June 6, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Archethought Coworking 350 Terry St, Suite 310, Longmont, CO 80504

4:00pm

Broad Funding Ecosystems - Capital Mix and Sources
Limited Capacity seats available

There are more options today for early stage funding than ever before. Explore the landscape of current options with this panel of experts to help chart a long -term course for your company, today and in the future.

 


Moderators
avatar for Loren Verville

Loren Verville

Loren has spent the past 10 years participating in the startup ecosystem as an entrepreneur, financier, and student. He has seen many failures and successes and sharing the resulting insights. Most recently he was with Silicon Valley Bank structuring debt deals for high growth tech companies, often in tandem with VC or Venture Debt providers. He enjoys working with 'capital events' which include funding raises, valuations, and asset sales or... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ray Burrasca

Ray Burrasca

Founder & Primary Organizer, Colorado Crowdfunding
Managing Director, Windom Peaks Capital, LLC; Founder & Organizer of Colorado Crowdfunding (www.coloradocrowdfunding.org) | | Ray Burrasca is a seasoned company finance professional and experienced corporate lawyer with over 40+ years experience in corporate finance, securities compliance and transactional law. He has practiced finance and corporate law both in privately-held and publicly-traded corporations, and has practiced on Wall Street... Read More →
avatar for Mike Jensen

Mike Jensen

Senior Loan Officer, Colorado Enterprise Fund
As Senior Loan Officer, Mike consults with our applicants about their business plans, performs credit analysis and loan underwriting, is involved with ongoing business advisory services to borrowers and also conducts marketing visits with our community partners and referral sources. Prior to joining CEF in 2012, Mike served in Iraq with the United States Army.
avatar for Krista Morgan

Krista Morgan

Co-Founder and CEO, P2BInvestor
Krista Morgan is cofounder and CEO of P2Binvestor (p2bi.com), a marketplace lending platform that provides crowdsourced, asset-secured working capital to growing companies in technology, natural foods and other consumer packaged goods, personnel services, manufacturing, software-as-a-service, and professional services. In less than 18 months, Morgan grew P2Binvestor into a multimillion-dollar company, a thriving online marketplace, and one of the... Read More →
avatar for Mike O'Donnell

Mike O'Donnell

Executive Director, Colorado Lending Source
Mike holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Melbourne and an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management at the University of New South Wales in Sydney Australia. | He began his career in the United States in 1989 as the executive director of the University of Kansas Small Business Development Center before launching his own consulting business. In 1997 he was invited to take the helm of the certified development... Read More →
avatar for Ron Thomas

Ron Thomas

Executive Director, TinkerMill
Ron Thomas is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of TinkerMill, the largest makerspace in the Rocky Mountain region. For the last thirteen years, Ron has grown international and local communities built on data-driven talent management, community service, and consistent creativity.


Monday June 6, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Barrio E 471 Main St, Longmont, CO 80501

4:00pm

Developing Leaders in a Startup Culture
The best idea in the world isn’t enough to sustain a healthy startup if your culture falls apart under the pressures of growth. The systems and technology of a business are "necessary but not sufficient” to creating a successful company. Stellar results require as much or more attention on developing the human qualities of leadership at all levels of your organization. In this program we will discuss what it takes to accelerate the growth of leaders, with focus on the internal abilities and behavioral skills needed to move from an ad hoc group of individual players to an integrated team of effective leaders. We will present leadership development tools and approaches that have been applied effectively across a wide range of industries and contexts from aerospace to manufacturing to rising stars of the internet economy and you will leave the session with clear ideas of what you can do to move your organization forward and where to turn for further resources.De

Speakers
avatar for Charles Crutchfield

Charles Crutchfield

Senior Coach, Metatropia
Charles Crutchfield has more than twenty-five years’ experience leading and supporting change efforts across a wide range of industries and business sectors.  In consulting with organizations he focuses on improving business results through enhanced interpersonal interaction, decision facilitation, and organizational alignment. His experience includes culture-change programs in the area of leadership and safety, development and turn-around... Read More →


Monday June 6, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Xilinx, Inc. 3100 Logic Drive Longmont, CO 80503

5:00pm

Prospect Sound Bites - Free Live Music, Food Trucks and Beer
Wendy Woo is playing some music, Stop by the Startup Tent in the Beer Garden to mix and mingle and GET A CARD FOR A FREE BEER, first 100 people! 

Monday June 6, 2016 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Prospect Downtown Park 287 and Pike Rd, Longmont, CO 80504
 
Tuesday, June 7
 

7:00am

Open Coffee
Open to come grab a cup of coffee and make a great start to your day! "Unconference" time to make some valuable connections.

Tuesday June 7, 2016 7:00am - 9:00am
Longmont Museum and Cultural Center 400 Quail Rd, Longmont, CO 80501

7:30am

Mentoring- -additional step required to select specific mentor
ONE MORE STEP REQUIRED--->>>   YOU MUST USE THIS LINK TO SELECT A SPECIFIC MENTOR AND SLOT TO BE GUARANTEED YOUR TIME. 

CLICK HERE TO SELECT YOUR MENTOR 

Mentors available for this session: 

Amy Lane | Profile |
Callie Wentling | Profile |
Cindy Jones | Profile |
Dan and/or Jean Ditslear | Profile |
Davin Burke | Profile |
Geoff Murphy | Profile |
Ian Netherton | Profile |
Joe Parker | Profile |
Matt McKinney | Profile |
Paul Cornay | Profile |
Randy Smith | Profile |
Sam Seyfi | Profile |
Scott Hoot | Profile |
Shea Oliver | Profile |
Shelley Coldiron | Profile |
Ted bendelow | Profile |
Vanessa Haas | Profile |






Tuesday June 7, 2016 7:30am - 8:30am
Longmont Museum and Cultural Center 400 Quail Rd, Longmont, CO 80501

9:00am

Keynote: "CULTURE: Stories of Nuance”
Limited Capacity seats available

With a wide-ranging background that spans being a professional action-sports athlete, to working at startups like Tesla Motors, JOhn Rokos will share several of his stories from these experiences, and highlight the nuances of the different cultures that shaped and influenced those specific situations as well as how they inform a broader understanding of culture and how it can positively, and negatively, influence a startups progress.  

Speakers
avatar for JOhn Rokos

JOhn Rokos

Founder, CEO, & Product Architect, Enemy Tree, LLC
JOhn Rokos serves as the founder, chief executive officer, and product architect for Enemy Tree, LLC™, the parent company of the next level news platform, Mosaiscope™. His passion lies in progressive design, sustainable thinking and radically useful solutions. | JOhn was interested in cars at an early age of 14 and already knew he wanted to drive sustainably. He quickly gravitated towards electric cars and worked to build one himself. After... Read More →


Tuesday June 7, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Longmont Museum and Cultural Center 400 Quail Rd, Longmont, CO 80501

9:00am

LSW16 Basecamp

Need a place to work or want to learn more about LSW16 or the community?

Join us at our Basecamp at Archethought Coworking, at the corner of Terry St and 4th Avenue (the old Times Call building). Just two blocks off Main St. Plenty of parking space, including the parking lot across the street on Terry.

Plenty of bandwidth for Wi-Fi, ample working stations and a conference room (by reservation). Plenty of free coffee, bottled water and snacks.

There will be a Job Board for those looking for jobs and those looking for employees.

 


Sponsors
avatar for Dixon Dick

Dixon Dick

Managing Partner, Archethought LLC
I serve as a trusted consultant to organizations from startups to Fortune 100 companies. As a 34 year veteran of the technology industry, my experience includes a broad variety of development, leadership and creative roles, enabling me to bring a wide range of perspectives to difficult software, hardware and team challenges. | | Currently I provide consulting services in software, enterprise systems, micro-controllers and cloud based systems... Read More →


Tuesday June 7, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Archethought Coworking 350 Terry St, Suite 310, Longmont, CO 80504

10:30am

It's Your Business, Part 1
FRCC teachers, students, entrepreneurs and community members will engage youth and work to help them realize their potential.

Moderators
avatar for Olga Bermudez

Olga Bermudez

The Longmont Youth Center kids will make an art display made out of empty cans and water bottles to show how the community can recycle to make creative art pieces. We hope to encourage others to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

Tuesday June 7, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Children, Youth & Families 1050 Lashley Street, Longmont, CO 80504

11:00am

Common Entrepreneurial Myths, Common Pitfalls of Entrepreneurs, and Methods to Overcome Common Challenges - Bricks and Mortar Businesses
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Chris McGilvray

Chris McGilvray

Owner, Longmont Liquors
Chris McGilvray is an entrepreneur, professor, community leader, and avid Kansas City Chiefs fan. Chris has helped individuals succeed for more than 15 years as a retail corporate executive at Target Corporation and Office Depot before building a business of his own, Longmont Liquors, since 2012. Chris serves as an adjunct professor at Aims Community College and Front Range Community College teaching business-related courses.  Chris... Read More →


Tuesday June 7, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Barrio E 471 Main St, Longmont, CO 80501

11:00am

Trials, Tribulations and Rewards of a Bio-Tech Startup
Limited Capacity seats available

We will have a panel of tenacious, brillant founders and executives of eary stage Bioscience and Medical Device companies.  They will discuss what inspired them to take this risky journey of entrepeneurship in the perilous path of a biotech startup.  You will be stimulated by their passion for their company and technologies.  Most of the panelist participanted in 2015 and will share their progress and challenges over the past year.


Moderators
avatar for Shelley Coldiron

Shelley Coldiron

Grant Reviewer, Colorado Advanced Industries Accelerator Programs
With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Coldiron has a diverse background in instrumentation, analytical chemistry, bioengineering, environmental chemistry, entrepreneurism and nonprofits. Shelley received her B.S. in Biology from Wright State University, M.S. in Analytical Chemistry and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering with minors in Computer and Electrical Engineer both from Iowa State University.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Dregalla

Ryan Dregalla

Founder, Chief Scientific Officer, Dregalla Medical Technologies, LLC
Dr. Dregella founded Dregalla Medical Technologies in 2014, a company specializing in the engineering of "biological blueprints" to regenerate human tissues without the need for stem cells.  Before founding Dregalla Medical Technologies, Dr. Dregalla served as the Senior Research Scientist for Regenerative Sciences, LLC where he designed elaborate research protocols to investigate the use of autologous stem cells for the treatment of... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Eyal Gerecht

Dr. Eyal Gerecht

President & CTO, TeraBAT, Inc.
Dr. Gerecht is the co-founder of TeraBAT, Inc. (2010) a biomedical startup that is pioneering advanced detection methods and technologies associated with volatile organic compounds. Dr. Gerecht has extensive experience leading R&D projects in numerous scientific fields. He received his undergraduate degree in 1990 from the University of Houston in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Solid State Physics.  Dr. Gerecht earned his... Read More →
avatar for Eric Hoffman

Eric Hoffman

Co-Founder & President, Evolve Biosciences
avatar for Chris Melton

Chris Melton

CEO, Corvectra
I am a professional geek who has worn many hats over a career rooted in space science, remote sensing, physics, and software engineering. I earned a bachelor's degree in physics with a mathematics minor while doing research in astrophysics and applied biosensing, followed by a graduate degree in physics with research in applied optics. After a brief stint building remote sensing systems at Montana State University, I then worked at Stanford's... Read More →
avatar for Chad Ronholdt

Chad Ronholdt

CEO and Co-Founder, Subwave Sensing
Chad is a scientist, entrepreneur and former corporate business executive. He is passionate about creating and scaling operational processes that result in efficiently manufactured products with greatly improved features that create immediate benefit, value and customer satisfaction. Chad layers scientific design principals and customer input across common operational drivers such as cost reduction and improved productivity to reduce project... Read More →


Tuesday June 7, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Guaranty Bank and Trust Company 401 Main Street Longmont, CO 80501

11:00am

19 Patents and Counting
Limited Capacity seats available

Paul Cornay, a seasoned Longmont entrepreneur will share his 30+ year entrepreneurial journey that has held many ups and downs, companies formed and sold, 19 patents, the latest being the "Never Tangle" bungee just received in February 2016. 

Speakers
avatar for Paul Cornay

Paul Cornay

Founder, Never Tangle, LLC
Paul is the founder of Never Tangle, LLC and is the visionary inventor and developer of Never Tangle's patented interlocking hook technology. He is an accomplished entrepreneur, product developer and inventor with numerous U.S. and foreign patents, and patents pending. Throughout Paul’s career he has developed products which provide solutions to complex problems in the automotive, environmental and consumer markets. Paul's executive... Read More →



Tuesday June 7, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Longmont Museum and Cultural Center 400 Quail Rd, Longmont, CO 80501

12:30pm

Lunch Roundtable Conversations - "Innovation to Industry – Taking your Idea to Market"
Limited Capacity full

Table of twelve. Please register – limited to eleven (11) attendees  (+ host/moderator).
$12 menu - meal plus drink; tax and tip not included.

Moderators
avatar for Eben Johnson

Eben Johnson

President and Founder, Colorado Technology Ventures, LLC
From Production Planner to CEO, with both start-up and large-corporate experience, Eben has enjoyed launching and growing companies and bringing new technologies and products to market. With a focus on strategic and tactical marketing, he has also worked domestically and abroad in manufacturing, supply-chain management, field sales & service, engineering, finance, corporate strategy, and mergers & acquisitions.

Tuesday June 7, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
The Brew Creperie 314 Main St, Longmont, CO 80501

12:30pm

Lunch Roundtable Conversations - “Leveraging Our Creatives: Conversation and Brainstorming”
Limited Capacity filling up

Table of twelve. Please register – limited to eleven (11) attendees  (+ host/moderator).
$12 menu - meal plus drink; tax and tip not included.

Moderators
Tuesday June 7, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
The Dickens Tavern 300 Main St, Longmont, CO 80501

12:30pm

Lunch Roundtable Conversations - “Making Longmont A Smarter City – Smart Cities”
Limited Capacity seats available

Table of twelve. Please register – limited to eleven (11) attendees  (+ host/moderator).
$12 menu - meal plus drink; tax and tip not included.

Moderators
avatar for Peter Klipfel

Peter Klipfel

Founding Partner and Tech Lead, Archethought

Tuesday June 7, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Samples World Bistro 370 Main Street, Longmont CO 80501

12:30pm

Lunch Roundtable Conversations - “Why B Corps Matter – Conversations with a B Corp Company"
Limited Capacity seats available

Table of twelve. Please register – limited to eleven (11) attendees  (+ host/moderator).
$12 menu - meal plus drink; tax and tip not included.

Moderators
avatar for Scott Baker

Scott Baker

Director Of Mill Operations, Dohm-Icebox
Welcome to Icebox Knitting Mill. | We are the makers of two very distinct brands of knit headwear and accessories. | | Xob products are made using a process called upcycling- utilizing existing items as raw material to create something new of higher quality or environmental value. | | The process of upcycling is good for the planet. Making Xob products requires virtually no new materials and gives new life to clothing that has... Read More →

Tuesday June 7, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Aime's Love 331 Main St Longmont, CO 80501

2:00pm

So You Want to Start a Food Truck? - Early Stages Licensing to Local Requirements
Find out how food truck licensing works, what the criteria are and what equipment you'll need.  Learn the local rules about where you can park and where you can't.  Know what insurance is required and what you don't need to spend money on.

Moderators
avatar for Steve Elliott

Steve Elliott

Consultant - Lean Processing, Constant Improvement Consulting
Steve Elliott's career has been a mix of over 30 years of public and private sector service.  In the private sector he has worked in computer animation, virtual reality, large databases, and data management for banks and stockbrokers. In the public sector he held the position of Chief Deputy Treasurer for Boulder County, Colorado. |   | He was one of the founders of the Longmont Free University, is past president of the Friends of the... Read More →

Speakers
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Richard Eastis

Sales Tax, City of Longmont
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Marshall Lipps

Boulder County Public Health
avatar for Karin Snyder

Karin Snyder

Owner/Broker, K Snyder Insurance Agency
Karin in the principal in K Snyder Insurance Agency, an Independent Insurance broker with over 11 years of experience affiliated with Colorado Insurance Benefits Inc. in Greenwood Village CO.  Ms. Snyder's agency offers customers a wide variety of choices for their personal and business insurance needs. Because of our extensive list of well-known carriers, we can select the right company at the right price for our customers.  Karin... Read More →


Tuesday June 7, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Archethought Coworking 350 Terry St, Suite 310, Longmont, CO 80504

2:00pm

Non-Profit Resources - From Vision to Mission
Limited Capacity seats available

Moderators
avatar for Victoria Evangelista

Victoria Evangelista

Co-Founder, The Heart of Your Community
A third generation Colorado native and Regis University graduate, Victoria Evangelista has a true passion for community and deep roots; her Grandparents’ home is a maintained Historical site on the Auraria Campus in Denver. During her time working for Coors Brewing Company and with their corporate volunteer program, she began volunteering and leading many community projects. This led her to managing volunteer programs at PBS, Channel Six... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jennie Argobash

Jennie Argobash

Executive Director, Social Venture Partners Boulder County
Jennie Arbogash, Executive Director of Social Venture Partners Boulder County, has been working in the nonprofit sector for over 20 years.  She is a graduate of the Masters in Nonprofit Management program at Regis University, and is a Colorado Trust Fellow.  Jennie is a co-author of a groundbreaking capacity assessment process for nonprofit organizations and was selected as one of Boulder County's "40 Under Forty."  A nonprofit... Read More →
avatar for Nicki Leszman

Nicki Leszman

Nicki, a Colorado native and University of Colorado Denver graduate, joined the Colorado Collaborative for Nonprofits in 2012 with an internship at the Colorado Nonprofit Association. In 2013, she accepted a full-time position with Colorado Nonprofit Development Center (CNDC) eventually being promoted to the Program Manager position in 2015. Currently, CNDC fiscally sponsors over 70 charitable groups with various missions, focus areas, budget... Read More →
avatar for Liddy Romero

Liddy Romero

Founder and Executive Director, WorkLife Partnership
It takes $27/hr for Coloradoans to thrive in our communities (2015)! So, people making between minimum wage and $27/hr face daily challenges that prevent them from being a good employee. This affects your bottom-line in terms of turn over costs, and productivity costs. We know that social issues like affordable housing, financial stability, and affordable childcare are daily disruptors to your talents'​ ability to do their job effectively... Read More →


Tuesday June 7, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Barrio E 471 Main St, Longmont, CO 80501

2:00pm

How Do You Know if Your Patent is Worth Pursuing?
Limited Capacity seats available

Most patents are worthless, but an investor that specializes in intellectual property, Russ Krajec will discuss the criteria BlueIron uses for deciding which inventions are worth pursuing and which do not make the cut. He will discuss some of the issues that CEOs of startups need to know, such as patent strategies, navigating the attorney client relationship, and when to spent the money - and when not to - regarding protecting your company.H

Speakers
avatar for Russ Krajec

Russ Krajec

CEO, BlueIron
Russ Krajec is the author of "Investing In Patents", which explains the patent process to angel and VC investors. The book has many best practices for startups, including strategies for getting and using patents in their business. | Russ is the CEO of BlueIron IP, an investment company that finances patents for startup companies. He is also a former COO of an angel/VC backed software startup company, as well as a practicing patent attorney.


Tuesday June 7, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Guaranty Bank and Trust Company 401 Main Street Longmont, CO 80501

4:00pm

Smart Cities
Speakers
avatar for Peter Klipfel

Peter Klipfel

Founding Partner and Tech Lead, Archethought


Tuesday June 7, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Archethought Coworking 350 Terry St, Suite 310, Longmont, CO 80504

4:00pm

High Impact Business Growth with Social Media Strategy – The Art and Science!
Limited Capacity seats available

What doesn’t work is an unimaginative, half-hearted, stagnant social media campaign.  What does work is new way to listen and speak to customers in both an innovative and tailored way. 

Speakers
avatar for Luke Wyckoff

Luke Wyckoff

Founder/Chief Visionary Officer, Social Media Energy
We’ll let Aristotle speak for Luke. ”You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” What Luke repeatedly does is build relationships, find the best people for his teams, lead by example, and treat others as he would like to be treated.The Professional Luke Wyckoff - One member of his team suggests that Luke’s candle burns at both ends and in the middle. That energy served him well in his early career in... Read More →


Tuesday June 7, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Barrio E 471 Main St, Longmont, CO 80501

5:00pm

After Hours Event @ 300 Suns Brewing
300 Suns is a microbrewery boasting an on-site, industrial-chic tasting room with a patio & frequent events. www.300sunsbrewing.com

Tuesday June 7, 2016 5:00pm - 8:00pm
300 Suns Brewing 335 1st Ave, Longmont, CO 80501

6:00pm

Startup Roadmap Class: Sponsored by Longmont Economic Development Partnership

Plan the successful launch or growth of your business with the Startup Roadmap workshop. Instructors will use the Business Model Canvas to identify key challenges you’ll need to address as your business grows. Attendees can expect to:

• Begin a draft of their Business Model Canvas
• Understand how it serves as a foundation for a business plan
• Draft basic financial projections and understand cash-flow vs. income
• Be provided a list of resources to dig deeper

Startup Roadmap is a three-hour, hands-on workshop with a focus on making key business concepts clear, accessible and actionable.

Please formally register for this event on Boulder SBDC's website: https://clients.coloradosbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=50360038


Speakers
avatar for Bing Chou

Bing Chou

Product Manager, MojoTech
Bing Chou is a Product Manager at MojoTech, a leading team of software engineers, designers, and product managers creating web and mobile products for customers across North America.  Before joining MojoTech, Bing launched a small business of his own, earned his MBA, and joined a venture-backed startup. Outside of the office he spends his time advising a variety companies on a volunteer basis including serving on the Board of Directors for... Read More →
avatar for Ian Netherton

Ian Netherton

Ian Netherton works with emerging businesses helping them navigate the complexity of their growth. His background and expertise span tax, financial reporting, valuation and advisory services. He serves as an adjunct finance officer for several early growth corporations. He is presently also a member of a local business valuation firm which serves clients across the nation. Before his consulting career, Ian managed the capital analysis for a large... Read More →


Tuesday June 7, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Longmont Chamber of Commerce 528 Main Street, Longmont, CO 80501
 
Wednesday, June 8
 

7:00am

Open Coffee
Open to come grab a cup of coffee and make a great start to your day! "Unconference" time to make some valuable connections.

Wednesday June 8, 2016 7:00am - 9:00am
Plaza Convention Center 1850 Industrial Cir, Longmont, CO 80501

7:30am

Cómo Comenzar y Operar Correctamente Su Negocio Nuevo Parte 2 - delivered in Spanish - How to Start and Correctly Operate Your New Business, Part 2

Existen muchas reglas para los negocios, y hay muchas preguntas que tiene uno que piensar en abrir su negocio ¿A cuál mercado se dirige? ¿Quiénes son su competencia? ¿Tiene la destreza directiva necesaria para operar su negocio?  Teniendo el dinero necesario para comenzar y operar su negocio es muy importante.  Éstas y más preguntas serán las respuestas del seminaro, Cómo Comenzar y Operar Correctamente su Negocio.


Speakers
avatar for Jesse Esparza

Jesse Esparza

Owner, Morning Sun Enterprises LLC
Small Business Development Center of Boulder County | Consultor de Negocios | Longmont, CO Jesse Esparza es un consejero que trabaja con el Centro de Desarrollo de la Pequeña Empresa de Boulder.  Ha prestado servicios  a los propietarios de negocios pequeños por más de ocho años y ha trabajado con más de 400 empresas. Su objetivo es proporcionar servicios coherentes y honestos a todos los... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 7:30am - 8:30am
Plaza Convention Center 1850 Industrial Cir, Longmont, CO 80501

7:30am

Mentoring- -additional step required to select specific mentor
ONE MORE STEP REQUIRED--->>>   YOU MUST USE THIS LINK TO SELECT A SPECIFIC MENTOR AND SLOT TO BE GUARANTEED YOUR TIME. 

CLICK HERE TO SELECT YOUR MENTOR 

Dan and/or Jean Ditslear| Profile
Davin Burke | Profile |
Geoff Murphy  | Profile |
Joe Parker | Profile |
Matt McKinney  | Profile |
Randy Smith | Profile |
Sam Seyfi  | Profile |
Scott Hoot  | Profile |
Shea Oliver  | Profile |
Ted bendelow   | Profile |
Jesse Michaels | Profile |
Jim Vernon  | Profile |

Wednesday June 8, 2016 7:30am - 8:30am
Plaza Convention Center 1850 Industrial Cir, Longmont, CO 80501

9:00am

Keynote: Agriburbia: Building the Infrastructure for the Next Generation of Living
Limited Capacity seats available

What is the one thing everyone does everyday of their lives from birth to the last breath?  Eat!  In order to find systematic and comprehensive solutions to critical world issues such as food, shelter and water, we first need fresh approaches to how we grow, process and consume our food. Then we need to integrate these new approaches with how we consume shelter and water. 

This is not just a “local food” idea, but rather a paradigm shift on how we design and build our communities. Agriburbia is a real estate development methodology that encompasses much more than the next food trend. With innovative uses of technology, it offers the opportunity to transform our use of water and the environment, while creating the kind of sustainable communities that many of us want to live in.

In the end, it is about building infrastructure that provides the tapestry of life that we really want.  Agriburbia goes beyond convenience, to providing opportunities for productive engagement for all ages and stations in life. Food has always been the catalyst for community. This talk will show you how we are taking community to the next level in projects from Shanghai to the east coast and right here in Colorado.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew (Quint) Redmond

Matthew (Quint) Redmond

Co-Owner, Agriburbia LLC
Mr. Redmond is co-owner of Agriburbia LLC. and has more than 25 years of professional experience in design, planning, natural resources, agriculture and spatial technologies. His combined knowledge in each of these disciplines allows him to effectively manage projects that result in innovative designs, technologically advanced data management, and new approaches to sustainable development.   Mr. Redmond has a strong multi-faceted... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Plaza Convention Center 1850 Industrial Cir, Longmont, CO 80501

9:00am

LSW16 Basecamp

Need a place to work or want to learn more about LSW16 or the community?

Join us at our Basecamp at Archethought Coworking, at the corner of Terry St and 4th Avenue (the old Times Call building). Just two blocks off Main St. Plenty of parking space, including the parking lot across the street on Terry.

Plenty of bandwidth for Wi-Fi, ample working stations and a conference room (by reservation). Plenty of free coffee, bottled water and snacks.

There will be a Job Board for those looking for jobs and those looking for employees.

 


Sponsors
avatar for Dixon Dick

Dixon Dick

Managing Partner, Archethought LLC
I serve as a trusted consultant to organizations from startups to Fortune 100 companies. As a 34 year veteran of the technology industry, my experience includes a broad variety of development, leadership and creative roles, enabling me to bring a wide range of perspectives to difficult software, hardware and team challenges. | | Currently I provide consulting services in software, enterprise systems, micro-controllers and cloud based systems... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Archethought Coworking 350 Terry St, Suite 310, Longmont, CO 80504

11:00am

Small designs, Big Impact
Alex Gore and Lance Cayko share their decade long experience in the design world of architecture ranging from sustainable skyscrapers to domesday dwellings and tiny houses.

Speakers
avatar for Lance Cayko

Lance Cayko

Co-Founder, F9 Productions
Lance Cayko and Alex Gore are the co-founders of the local architecture firm, F9 Productions Inc.  Their architecture has been featured on HGTV, Dwell, Modern In Denver, and Be One Magazines. They are serial entrepreneurs creating a new business or venture each year and run several websites including: F9Productions.com, AtlasTinyHouse.com, DoomsdayDwellings.com, and RevitFurniture.com. The co-founders met while completing their... Read More →
avatar for Alex Gore

Alex Gore

Co-Founder, F9 Productions Inc.
Alex Gore is the co-founder of local architecture firm, F9 Productions Inc. F9's architecture has been featured on HGTV and in Dwell, Modern In Denver, and Be One magazines. Alex is a serial entrepreneur who creates a new business or venture each year and runs several websites including: F9Productions.com, AtlasTinyHouse.com, DoomsdayDwellings.com, and RevitFurniture.com. Alex obtained his masters degree in Architecture from North Dakota... Read More →



Wednesday June 8, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Plaza Convention Center 1850 Industrial Cir, Longmont, CO 80501

12:00pm

Speed Networking Luncheon with the Advance Longmont Partners

Join the Longmont Economic Development Partnership (EDP) for a speed networking luncheon with the Advance Longmont Partners.  Longmont EDP Vice President, Wendi Nafziger will give an overview of the Advance Longmont Strategic Economic Development plan and the collaborations among the key organizations that drive the implementation of this plan.  Then, during five ten-minute speed networking sessions, you will have the opportunity to visit one-on-one with any of the Advance Longmont Partners of your choosing.  Our Advance Longmont Partners include:  Longmont EDP, City of Longmont, TinkerMill, Longmont Downtown Development Authority, Longmont Housing Authority, Startup Longmont, Boulder Small Business Development Center, Front Range Community College, St. Vrain Valley School District, The Latino Chamber, Longmont Community Foundation, Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce, and Visit Longmont.
 **Brownbag lunches will be provided.


Wednesday June 8, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Plaza Convention Center 1850 Industrial Cir, Longmont, CO 80501

2:00pm

IOT Panel: Amazon sold 3.5m Echo's, does that mean IOT is finally here?

Consumer awareness of the connected home and devices is growing, has IOT reached the mainstream? Yet, not as robust as the industrial ecosystem.


Moderators
avatar for Henry Wright

Henry Wright

Leader and Partner, Ignyte Lab
A Scale-rator, we work alongside veteran entrepreneurs, brand-makers and investors to accelerate the growth of promising companies.

Speakers
avatar for Kent Dickson

Kent Dickson

Co-Founder, Yonomi
Kent is an experienced technology leader who enjoys building great teams and disruptive products.  He is the co-founder and CEO of Yonomi, which aspires to make your connected home simpler and better. Kent’s background includes a stint as General Manager of GridMachine, a massive scale Grid Computing-as-a-Service play operated as a business unit of Sentient AI.  Prior to this, Kent served as CTO at Tendril where he led product... Read More →
avatar for Dennis Kyle

Dennis Kyle

Mentor, Boomtown
Dennis has over 20 years of leadership experience in Technology and Communications related industries.  Most recently, Dennis served as Vice President/General Manager, Connected Systems at Arrayent.  Prior to Arrayent, Dennis was at Tendril Networks where he oversaw the business unit focused on Tendril’s Internet of Things and Connected Home efforts.   Over the years he and has held numerous senior leadership positions at... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Margoles

Ryan Margoles

Co-Founder, CTO, Notion
1,338 backers pledged $281,655 to help bring this home intelligence sensor to life.
avatar for Andrea Perdomo

Andrea Perdomo

COO, Revolar
Andrea graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a BBA degree from the Kenan-Flagler Business School, with a concentration in International business.  Her passion for entrepreneurship, traveling and giving back ultimately brought her to Denver to work with a small fashion start up.  Andrea has been the COO of two other start ups and worked in logistics, customer relations, product development and people management. She is the Co-Founder and... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Plaza Convention Center 1850 Industrial Cir, Longmont, CO 80501

2:00pm

Prototyping to Production
Moderators
avatar for Eben Johnson

Eben Johnson

President and Founder, Colorado Technology Ventures, LLC
From Production Planner to CEO, with both start-up and large-corporate experience, Eben has enjoyed launching and growing companies and bringing new technologies and products to market. With a focus on strategic and tactical marketing, he has also worked domestically and abroad in manufacturing, supply-chain management, field sales & service, engineering, finance, corporate strategy, and mergers & acquisitions.

Speakers
avatar for Don Cheyne

Don Cheyne

Director of Operations - Colorado, Tenere, Inc.
Don has spent his career in manufacturing, building an injection molding business from a small, closely held, locally-based operation to a successful 85-employee business working with customers throughout the world. This business was eventually sold to a competitor, and Don now directs Colorado operations for the acquiring company, Tenere. These operations include a full range of custom plastic manufacturing, from SLA prototyping and 3D... Read More →
avatar for Paul Cornay

Paul Cornay

Founder, Never Tangle, LLC
Paul is the founder of Never Tangle, LLC and is the visionary inventor and developer of Never Tangle's patented interlocking hook technology. He is an accomplished entrepreneur, product developer and inventor with numerous U.S. and foreign patents, and patents pending. Throughout Paul’s career he has developed products which provide solutions to complex problems in the automotive, environmental and consumer markets. Paul's executive... Read More →
avatar for Gabe Johnson

Gabe Johnson

Founder, Zotebook
Gabe Johnson is a designer and software engineer whose goal is to democratize technology. His company Zotebook makes a tablet app that recognizes freehand sketches and turns them into precise, machinable files for laser cutting, 3D printing, and more. He has taught computer science at the University of Colorado, and holds a PhD in Computational Design from Carnegie Mellon University. He bakes a mean baguette.


Wednesday June 8, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Plaza Convention Center 1850 Industrial Cir, Longmont, CO 80501

2:00pm

So You Want to Start a Food Truck? - Outfit and configure it for success!
Selecting equipment, calculating power requirements and options for power.  How to get really bright and nifty signage all over your truck.

Moderators
avatar for Steve Elliott

Steve Elliott

Consultant - Lean Processing, Constant Improvement Consulting
Steve Elliott's career has been a mix of over 30 years of public and private sector service.  In the private sector he has worked in computer animation, virtual reality, large databases, and data management for banks and stockbrokers. In the public sector he held the position of Chief Deputy Treasurer for Boulder County, Colorado. |   | He was one of the founders of the Longmont Free University, is past president of the Friends of the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mark Fuller

Mark Fuller

President, Ben'Jamin Electric
Mark is President/Owner of Ben'Jammin Electric, residing in Boulder since 1989.  He is a licensed master electrician and electrical contractor in the state of Colorado.  With over 40 years experience in the business, Mark has worked on residential, commerical and small industrial wiring projects, ranging from 5 volts to 15,000 volts. Food trucks, photovoltaic, inverters and off grid systems are his specialty. Mark loves rafting... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Mote

Kevin Mote

President, Front Range Vital Signs


Wednesday June 8, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Plaza Convention Center 1850 Industrial Cir, Longmont, CO 80501

4:00pm

PEAK Keynote Speaker - How a Crowdfunding Festival Transformed a City to Support Startups
Limited Capacity seats available

Elton Rivas - co-founder of Jacksonville Florida's transformational startup funding festival with over 100,000 attedees it's first year. Unique opportunity to hear directly from a community game changer!

Speakers
avatar for Elton Rivas

Elton Rivas

Partner, Prota Ventures
A newly married, serial entrepreneur and lover of all things outdoors, Elton Rivas is well versed in the challenges of launching a company. Elton is the founder/co-founder/advisor of businesses ranging from construction to footwear to tech start-ups. | For the past decade, Elton has focused on bringing new ideas to life. He had a background in corporate marketing, but left that world behind with a goal to reinvigorate the entrepreneurial... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Plaza Convention Center 1850 Industrial Cir, Longmont, CO 80501

5:00pm

LSW16/PEAK Vendor Showcase & After Hours
Wednesday June 8, 2016 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Plaza Convention Center 1850 Industrial Cir, Longmont, CO 80501

8:00pm

After After Party- Samples World Bistro Rooftop
Are you so excited from meeting amazing people all day during sessions about design, prototyping, and funding festivals that you can't even think about going home to sleep.. can't get enough of the happening new scene in Longmont? We can't either...  you can sleep NEXT week. THIS is Longmont Startup WEEK!

Samples World Bistro is hosting an after after party 8pm-11pm. So get to all the sessions during they day, make connections at the LSW/PEAK vendor fair then head downtown for a relaxing end to the perfect day at the perfect time of year to spend an evening in the treetops on the roof of Samples World Bistro.  Drinks 1/2 price ALL DAY in honor of Samples 1 year anniversary. Tapas half price 9-11. 
https://www.facebook.com/sampleslongmont/timeline

You could talk with Mark and Carmen Sample who have not ONE, but THREE thriving businesses in Longmont and they never stop giving back. Come meet them and some of our other LSW speakers in a relaxed atmosphere. This will be the one not to miss.  


Wednesday June 8, 2016 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Samples World Bistro 370 Main Street, Longmont CO 80501
 
Thursday, June 9
 

7:00am

Open Coffee
Open to come grab a cup of coffee and make a great start to your day! "Unconference" time to make some valuable connections. 

Thursday June 9, 2016 7:00am - 9:00am
Longmont Museum and Cultural Center 400 Quail Rd, Longmont, CO 80501

7:30am

Mentoring- -additional step required to select specific mentor
ONE MORE STEP REQUIRED--->>>   YOU MUST USE THIS LINK TO SELECT A SPECIFIC MENTOR AND SLOT TO BE GUARANTEED YOUR TIME. 

CLICK HERE TO SELECT YOUR MENTOR 

Mentors available during this session: 

Joe Parker | Profile |
Jon Deppe | Profile |
Randy Smith | Profile |
Scott Hoot | Profile |
Ted bendelow | Profile |
Jesse Michaels | Profile |
Carolyn MacCloud | Profile |
Jonathon Szumny | Profile |


Thursday June 9, 2016 7:30am - 8:30am
Longmont Museum and Cultural Center 400 Quail Rd, Longmont, CO 80501

9:00am

Keynote: The Millennial Generation: Who They Are & Why You Need Them

Everyone is obsessed with millennials – they’ve been called lazy, entitled, competitive, collaborative, tech-savvy…but who are millennials really? Morgan Smith (a bonafide millennial himself) will be sharing insights about generational attitudes toward politics, work, technology, corporate social responsibility, and much more. Come and learn why you need young people in your business and the secrets of how to attract talented young workers. This talk will challenge your notions about who young people are and what business culture should look like in the future. 

 


Speakers
avatar for Morgan Smith

Morgan Smith

Morgan Smith works with high-level government officials and gets college students involved in the political process at a local, state, and national level.  He is a junior at the University of Denver majoring in Public Policy and Economics and founder of the University of Denver Roosevelt Institute, a non-partisan student think tank. Reach him on Twitter @thelettermorgan.


Thursday June 9, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Longmont Museum and Cultural Center 400 Quail Rd, Longmont, CO 80501

9:00am

LSW16 Basecamp

Need a place to work or want to learn more about LSW16 or the community?

Join us at our Basecamp at Archethought Coworking, at the corner of Terry St and 4th Avenue (the old Times Call building). Just two blocks off Main St. Plenty of parking space, including the parking lot across the street on Terry.

Plenty of bandwidth for Wi-Fi, ample working stations and a conference room (by reservation). Plenty of free coffee, bottled water and snacks.

There will be a Job Board for those looking for jobs and those looking for employees.

 


Sponsors
avatar for Dixon Dick

Dixon Dick

Managing Partner, Archethought LLC
I serve as a trusted consultant to organizations from startups to Fortune 100 companies. As a 34 year veteran of the technology industry, my experience includes a broad variety of development, leadership and creative roles, enabling me to bring a wide range of perspectives to difficult software, hardware and team challenges. | | Currently I provide consulting services in software, enterprise systems, micro-controllers and cloud based systems... Read More →


Thursday June 9, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Archethought Coworking 350 Terry St, Suite 310, Longmont, CO 80504

10:30am

It's Your Business, Part 2
FRCC teachers, students, entrepreneurs and community members will engage youth and work to help them realize their potential.

 


Moderators
avatar for Olga Bermudez

Olga Bermudez

The Longmont Youth Center kids will make an art display made out of empty cans and water bottles to show how the community can recycle to make creative art pieces. We hope to encourage others to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Children, Youth & Families 1050 Lashley Street, Longmont, CO 80504

11:00am

Women Entrepreneurs Outside-the-BoXX
Limited Capacity seats available

Not your predictable “women-in-biz” panel. We won’t be discussing work–life balance. Or how to get ahead in a man’s world. Or leaning in. We will be talking about leadership, power, and authority. Inspiration, creativity, and innovation. Missions and motivations. And we’ll explore gendered expressions of such, if relevant.

Moderators
avatar for Marj Hahne

Marj Hahne

Marj Hahne is a freelance editor and writing teacher, a 2015 MFA graduate from the Rainier Writing Workshop, and the founder-director of The Avocado Sisterhood, a membership organization for women writers. She has taught poetry-in-the-schools and for The International Women’s Writing Guild since 2001, and has read at over 100 venues around the country, including public radio and television. Her poems have appeared in literary journals... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Robin Autorino

Robin Autorino

Owner, Robin Chocolates
avatar for Candy Campbell

Candy Campbell

Owner, BIN 46 Wine Bar & Restaurant
avatar for Kendra Prospero

Kendra Prospero

CEO and Founder, Turning the Corner LLC
Kendra Prospero is CEO & Founder of Turning the Corner LLC, a Boulder-based career coaching, recruiting, and business cultivation services organization helping companies and job seekers transform the way they think about work. Kendra and her team work with founders, executives, and entrepreneurs helping them with the development, launch, and management of effective talent management, employee engagement, visioning & strategic planning... Read More →
avatar for Kit Seeborg

Kit Seeborg

Community Manager, Utility Analytics Institute, Energy Central
Digital Content Strategist and Producer Kit Seeborg is an entrepreneur, author, and advisor who provides strategic planning and implementation of digital media to help companies achieve business goals and increase revenue.   | | Kit has been a member of the go-to-market teams for organizations including: Impact HUB Boulder, Pledge 1%, and Innovate Oregon.  From 2010 to 2013 Kit was the Community Editor for SlideShare, through its... Read More →
avatar for Kim Sorden

Kim Sorden

Owner, Magic Fairy Candles
Kim Sorden made hand-poured candles for friends and family 20+ years ago at her kitchen table, before studying aromatherapy and turning her hobby into a business in 2004. Magic Fairy Candles launched with a small gift store and manufacturing space, and moved to a larger location in 2015. As the wholesale arm of the business continued to grow—a 25% increase in the past year alone—Kim recently reconfigured the current location to... Read More →


Thursday June 9, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Barrio E 471 Main St, Longmont, CO 80501

11:00am

The Resilient Leader: 3 Secrets for Bringing Out the Best in Yourself and Others
Limited Capacity seats available

Leaders with knowledge and skill are critical to any enterprise. But our resilience in the face of challenges is even more crucial to performance. Why is it that some entrepreneurs are more resilient than others? Why are we graceful under pressure at times, and freaking out at others?

Resilience can be defined as the quality of our thinking in any given moment. This talk will change how you think about your thinking, and give you the key fundamentals for drawing out the resilience in yourself and others, whatever the circumstances.

Speakers
avatar for Rolf Evenson

Rolf Evenson

Founder & President, ClearMind Leadership, Inc.
Co-founder of Startup Longmont and founder of the Insight Executive Forum, an insight-based peer group for CEO's of startups/companies with $100k - $10M revenue. Through his company, ClearMind Leadership, Rolf teaches and mentors entrepreneurs and leaders of companies such as the Mayo Clinic, Celestial Seasonings, Ben & Jerry’s and Soda Stream how to crack the code of the human operating system in life and business. Rolf & his wife Laurie... Read More →


Thursday June 9, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Guaranty Bank and Trust Company 401 Main Street Longmont, CO 80501

12:30pm

Lunch Roundtable Conversations - “ The Road to Financing Your Business – Conversations with the Colorado Enterprise Fund”
Limited Capacity full

Table of twelve. Please register – limited to eleven (11) attendees  (+ host/moderator).
$12 menu - meal plus drink; tax and tip not included.

Moderators
Thursday June 9, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Rosalee's Pizzeria 461 Main St, Longmont, CO 80501

12:30pm

Lunch Roundtable Conversations - “Internet of Things (IoT)”
Limited Capacity filling up

Table of twelve. Please register – limited to eleven (11) attendees  (+ host/moderator).
$12 menu - meal plus drink; tax and tip not included.

Moderators
avatar for Keith Hughes

Keith Hughes

Founder, Inhabitech, LLC
Experienced in founding, organizing, managing, and scaling organizations with an eye on the whole, including business, technical, support, maintenance. A strong, experienced software generalist who loves to innovate and build things.

Thursday June 9, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
300 Suns Brewing 335 1st Ave, Longmont, CO 80501

12:30pm

Lunch Roundtable Conversations - “So You want to Start a Restaurant - Conversations with Big Red F”
Limited Capacity seats available

Table of twelve. Please register – limited to eleven (11) attendees  (+ host/moderator).
$12 menu - meal plus drink; tax and tip not included.

Moderators
Thursday June 9, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Good Bird Kitchen 1258 S Hover Rd, Longmont, CO 80501

12:30pm

Lunch Roundtable Conversations - “Talent Retention –How to Manage and Keep Your Company Talent ”
Limited Capacity seats available

Table of twelve. Please register – limited to eleven (11) attendees  (+ host/moderator).
$12 menu - meal plus drink; tax and tip not included.

Moderators
Thursday June 9, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
The Roost 526 Main St, Longmont, CO 80501

2:00pm

The Road to $10 Million and Breaking World Records- StickerGiant
Limited Capacity seats available

StickerGiant CEO and founder shares his experience strength and hope for scaling and managing growth. This 16 year old company, based in Hygiene Colorado (moving to Longmont as we speak) has grown to annual revenue over $10 million, yes in stickers! Relentless open book finance and knowing your numbers are what John insists are key elements to success that he lives every day! Just ask his team.  

Speakers
avatar for John Fischer

John Fischer

CEO/Owner, StickerGiant.com Inc


Thursday June 9, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Guaranty Bank and Trust Company 401 Main Street Longmont, CO 80501

2:00pm

Strong Nonprofits that are Building a Stronger Community

Spend some time with the leadership of our Community's Nonprofit Organizations and learn about the tools and techniques they have used to take their vision to fruition; how they successfully lead and integrate staff and volunteers; how they stay connected to their organizations. They will share their stories on what has and hasn't worked and how they lead with passion and sometimes on a shoestring budget.


Moderators
avatar for Victoria Evangelista

Victoria Evangelista

Co-Founder, The Heart of Your Community
A third generation Colorado native and Regis University graduate, Victoria Evangelista has a true passion for community and deep roots; her Grandparents’ home is a maintained Historical site on the Auraria Campus in Denver. During her time working for Coors Brewing Company and with their corporate volunteer program, she began volunteering and leading many community projects. This led her to managing volunteer programs at PBS, Channel Six... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Karla Hale

Karla Hale

Executive Director, Longmont Meals on Wheels
avatar for Rhonda Hatfield

Rhonda Hatfield

National Director, National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation
avatar for Liz Smokowski

Liz Smokowski

Executive Director, Longmont Humane Society
avatar for Kim Swaney

Kim Swaney

Founder, Happiness Through Horses


Thursday June 9, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Xilinx, Inc. 3100 Logic Drive Longmont, CO 80503

4:00pm

So You Want to Start a Food Truck? Logistics and Marketing

Where do you store your truck? Where do you keep your food? How and where and when do you get you food and supplies? How to build and maintain a website that keeps your customers in the know about where you’ll be. Become a wiz with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and all the social media you need.


Moderators
avatar for Steve Elliott

Steve Elliott

Consultant - Lean Processing, Constant Improvement Consulting
Steve Elliott's career has been a mix of over 30 years of public and private sector service.  In the private sector he has worked in computer animation, virtual reality, large databases, and data management for banks and stockbrokers. In the public sector he held the position of Chief Deputy Treasurer for Boulder County, Colorado. |   | He was one of the founders of the Longmont Free University, is past president of the Friends of the... Read More →

Speakers
PH

Paul Humphrey

Longmont Computer
MA

Merry Ann Webb

Owner, The Rib House, Prospect Sound Bites


Thursday June 9, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Archethought Coworking 350 Terry St, Suite 310, Longmont, CO 80504

4:00pm

Getting from IP to IPO - Leveraging Your Intellectual Property Portfolio for Startup Success
Limited Capacity seats available

Recent scholarship has reported a higher percentage of IPOS and acquisitions among startups that have received patents, and found that patents open the door to funding opportunities.

The Director of the Rocky Mountain Regional United States Patent Office‎ will provide an overview of the key forms of intellectual property that startups should be on the lookout for, and consider protecting, and will then discuss the above findings in sharing several strategies to consider in leveraging IP to enhance the likelihood of commercial success.


Speakers
avatar for Molly Kocialski

Molly Kocialski

Director, Rocky Mountain Region, United States Patent and Trademark Office
As the Director of the Rocky Mountain Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), since January 2016, Mollybeth (Molly) Kocialski carries out the strategic direction of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, and is responsible for leading the Rocky Mountain regional office. Focusing on the nine states within this region and actively engaging with the community, Ms. Kocialski... Read More →


Thursday June 9, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Barrio E 471 Main St, Longmont, CO 80501

4:00pm

An Introduction to Behavioral Economics: What It Is, What It Can Do for Your Business and Possibly Yourself
A relatively new field in the social sciences, Behavioral Economics is starting to have a big impact on business and government. A mix of economics and psychology, the field has been popularized by such books as Thinking Fast and Slow, by Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman, and Predictably Irrational, by Dan Ariely.

Learn some surprising findings on human behavior, how people make decisions, and why this field is so important in government, business, and for you as an individual. Walk away with insights you can apply to your business right now. Learn a bit about the psychology behind our "irrational" decisions.

Speakers
avatar for Briant Wolfe

Briant Wolfe

Principal, D CIDE
Briant brought personal computing to his first employer by carrying his own Apple II to work in a backpack. After 35 years in the finance and IT industries, he left IBM in 2013 to develop tools to help people think better. He believes that the combination of smartphones and new findings in the behavioral sciences can help us build tools to lead better lives. With a BA in economics and an MBA in finance as well as college teaching experience, he... Read More →


Thursday June 9, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Xilinx, Inc. 3100 Logic Drive Longmont, CO 80503

4:20pm

The We in Weed: Panel discussion of the Cannabis and Hemp Industry in Colorado
The opportunities in the marijuana and hemp industry in Colorado continue to grow. In this sessions, experts from different parts of the industry will answer your questions on the state of the industry, and the opportunities and obstacles that come with it.

Moderators
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Vince Winkel

Media Specialist, Red Fox North America
Vince Winkel manages media and content for Red Fox North America. Prior to joining Red Fox, Vince served as the Media Director for BMW motorcycles Norh America. He has also worked for CNN, the BBC, CBS News, National Public Radio, American Public Media, The Walt Disney Company, Public Interactive, and The Christian Science Monitor.  | Vince and his family live in Longmont.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Anglin

Dan Anglin

Founder and President, AmeriCanna Brands
Founder and President of AmeriCanna Brands, a Marijuana Infused Products Manufacturer and Cultivator of both medical and recreational marijuana products in Colorado. Dan has been a high profile figure in the marijuana industry since 2012, having owned and operated a recreational dispensary in Black Hawk, Colorado, a gaming community, and co-owned one of the largest marijuana manufacturing companies in the world, EdiPure, which has operations... Read More →
avatar for Ian Barringer

Ian Barringer

Ian Barringer is the founder of Rm3 Labs Colorado LLC, an independent state-licensed marijuana testing laboratory. He received an SCB degree from Brown University in Neural Sciences and a JD degree, cum laude, from Boston College Law School. He was also a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar at Columbia Law School. He spent much of his career in the finance industry, and is happy to now put his education to productive use. He has been a member of... Read More →
avatar for Liz Graves

Liz Graves

Communications Specialist, Boulder County
Liz Graves is the Boulder County Marijuana Licensing Authority. She was appointed in June of 2012 . She built the County's marijuana program from the ground up She assisted in writing the Boulder County Marijuana regulations and has spearheaded several updates. The licensing program now manages 63 active licenses, and growing.
avatar for Meghan Larson

Meghan Larson

CEO, Adistry
Co-Founder and CEO of Adistry, a young company that is automating the advertising agency for the cannabis industry. Meghan is a lifelong entrepreneur who has led several start-ups to success. She thrives on the challenge of finding creative solutions for the evolving cannabis industry. 


Thursday June 9, 2016 4:20pm - 5:50pm
TinkerMill 1840 Delaware Pl, Longmont, CO 80501

6:00pm

Rooftop at The Roost- w/ Music by Johanna Winkel
Entertainment on the beautiful rooftop at the Roost  by Johanna Winkel from 6:00-8:00.  Check out her sound or get her latest CD here-->>http://www.johannawinkel.com/

Appetizers provided, come enjoy drinks and some of the best food around in this Rustic-chic hangout with New American pub grub & local craft beers, plus live music & a rooftop bar overlooking Main. This is year 2 for this after hours party with Longmont Startup week and by far was one of the most popular and well attended last year. Thanks for hosting us again! 
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Did you know the Roost supports adoptions with 10% of profits and owners Dan and Alyssa Lance and are adoptive parents spreading hope.. there are stong parallels with the Startup Community and the message we all need to keep going and make that difference in the world in the way YOU are uniquely gifted to. 

Check out their message..   www.theroosterparty.org

"The Rooster Party is a community of creatives that believes in people and desperately wants the world to experience hope.  We’re building community, throwing parties, selling products, sharing stories, and giving away proceeds to people and projects that are committed to hope.

We have a lot of work to do.  The resounding message coming from our culture is to give up, and to give into despair.  But if you listen closely you can hear the growing sound of people everywhere, screaming into the darkness that THERE IS HOPE."






Thursday June 9, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Roost 526 Main St, Longmont, CO 80501
 
Friday, June 10
 

7:30am

Business Before Hours with the Longmont Chamber members and Legacy Apartments-Poolside
Poolside at the Legacy Apartments club house, don't miss this opportunity to mingle with businesses who are part of the Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce and other Startup Week attendees. 

Friday June 10, 2016 7:30am - 9:30am
Legacy Apartments 2727 Nelson Rd, Longmont, CO 80503

9:00am

LSW16 Basecamp

Need a place to work or want to learn more about LSW16 or the community?

Join us at our Basecamp at Archethought Coworking, at the corner of Terry St and 4th Avenue (the old Times Call building). Just two blocks off Main St. Plenty of parking space, including the parking lot across the street on Terry.

Plenty of bandwidth for Wi-Fi, ample working stations and a conference room (by reservation). Plenty of free coffee, bottled water and snacks.

There will be a Job Board for those looking for jobs and those looking for employees.

 


Sponsors
avatar for Dixon Dick

Dixon Dick

Managing Partner, Archethought LLC
I serve as a trusted consultant to organizations from startups to Fortune 100 companies. As a 34 year veteran of the technology industry, my experience includes a broad variety of development, leadership and creative roles, enabling me to bring a wide range of perspectives to difficult software, hardware and team challenges. | | Currently I provide consulting services in software, enterprise systems, micro-controllers and cloud based systems... Read More →


Friday June 10, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Archethought Coworking 350 Terry St, Suite 310, Longmont, CO 80504

10:00am

Keynote: Ted Risk, Wibby Brewing co founder- "Building the right team"
Limited Capacity seats available

Ted Risk, co-founder of one of Longmont's fastest growing new breweries will share their perspective on the people that join in the entrepreneurial journey, investors, supporters, employees and community. How do you scale quickly and maintain your culture?  


Session sponsored by Longmont EDP  

Speakers
avatar for Ted Risk

Ted Risk

Co-Founder, Director of Business Operations, Wibby Brewing
I grew up in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago as the son of an Episcopalian minister living in the rectory of the church. Most of my childhood was spent playing baseball and basketball and riding my bike around town. I attended Ithaca College where I studied Sport Management and Economics and played baseball for one year. I taught baseball and basketball for two years at a sports camp in New Hampshire during summers between the school years and... Read More →



Friday June 10, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Xilinx, Inc. 3100 Logic Drive Longmont, CO 80503

12:00pm

Unlocking Colorado’s Hidden Funding Sources and Social Impact Opportunities- Lunch Provided
Limited Capacity seats available

Discover new capital sources for promising "social" enterprises, from some of the largest funds and funders in the state, and learn how to fund and be funded. 

Who should go 
• Startups and growing businesses interested in new sources of capital; 
• Foundations, investors and wealth advisors interested in more flexible investing; 

Who you’ll meet: 
• Doug Johnson, Panel Moderator, Chair of Tiger 21 & VP Impact Finance Center & CO Impact Days and Initiative 
• Dr. Stephanie Gripne, Founder - Impact Finance Center & CO Impact Days and Initiative 
Nicole Bagley, Arca Foundation Trustee and Impact Finance Center & CO Impact Days and Initiative 
Ed Bogle, Bogle and Associates, Inc, www.IdeationEDGE.com
Chris Salter, Music Wizard founder and Music Play Land CEO

What will people learn: 
• Why and how foundations and philanthropists are investing in startups, and how it can grow their endowments. 
• How startups and foundations can work TOGETHER to make positive change, and grow their impact. 



Moderators
avatar for Chris Salter

Chris Salter

CEO and Founder, Music Wizard
Chris Salter is the founder of Music Wizard, whose flagship product, Piano Wizard Academy, is an amazingly simple music video game that teaches people to play piano and even read music in minutes, on real instruments, with real music. His "gamefication" of piano lessons, what was once considered almost torture, has won his company outstanding awards, reviews, and some pretty amazing testimonials, including from the special needs population.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Bagley

Nicole Bagley

Senior Advisor, Impact Finance Center
Nicole Bagley is a Senior Advisor to the Impact Finance Center and CO Impact Days and Initiative. In this role, she is helping to advance the field of impact investing by catalyzing investments that produce enduring value for the investor, society and our environment. An experienced entrepreneur and philanthropist, Ms. Bagley is President of the Brenn Foundation
avatar for Ed Bogle

Ed Bogle

He has worked with numerous venture capital, private equity, angel groups, grants and other funding sources to access various capital sources. He has also worked with a number of emerging and start-up entities in defining and the development of “seed” capital”. He has adapted his strategy process to the not-for-profit world and it has been beneficial in defining go-forward plans and obtaining grants and funding. Mr. Bogle has... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Gripne

Stephanie Gripne

Founder, Co Impact Days
Dr. Stephanie Gripne is an academic entrepreneur, impact investor, philanthropic advisor, researcher, educator and the creative force behind the Impact Finance Center and CO Impact Days and Initiative. Stephanie founded the Impact Finance Center in 2012, a partnership between University of Denver Daniels College of Business and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors – Sustainable Endowment Institute. The Impact Finance Center is a national... Read More →
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Joanne Kelley

Executive Director, Colorado Association of Funders
Joanne Kelley joined the Colorado Association of Funders, a statewide network of diverse philanthropic organizations, as executive director in 2009. An award-winning reporter at the Rocky Mountain News, she expanded the newspaper's coverage of local charities and foundations. She created the Colorado Nonprofit 100 list and the Philanthropic Five, two projects aimed at raising awareness about the vast reach of the state's nonprofit arena.


Friday June 10, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Xilinx, Inc. 3100 Logic Drive Longmont, CO 80503

1:00pm

Mentoring- -additional step required to select specific mentor
ONE MORE STEP REQUIRED--->>>   YOU MUST USE THIS LINK TO SELECT A SPECIFIC MENTOR AND SLOT TO BE GUARANTEED YOUR TIME. 

CLICK HERE TO SELECT YOUR MENTOR 

Mentors available for this session: 

Aleta Sherman | Profile |
Beau Blackwell | Profile |
Carolyn MacCloud | Profile |
Eric Wallace | Profile |
Geoff Murphy | Profile |
Joel Terrell | Profile |
Joe Parker | Profile |
John Affleck | Profile |
Kurt Brewer  | Profile |
Mark Gittes | Profile |
Matt McKinney | Profile |
Mike Jensen | Profile |
Mike O'Donnell | Profile |
Mo (Maureen) Kanwischer  Profile |
Raymond Burrasca | Profile |
Rich Kopcho | Profile |
Rolf Evenson | Profile |
Sandy Amaro | Profile |
Scott Baker | Profile |
Scott Hoot | Profile |
Ted bendelow | Profile |
Vanessa Haas | Profile |
Yoriko Morita | Profile |


Friday June 10, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Archethought Coworking 350 Terry St, Suite 310, Longmont, CO 80504

2:00pm

How to keep your startup’s momentum: Growing with Lean/Agile practices
Limited Capacity seats available

You have an idea for a great product. You get a small group together and you build it. You get feedback from the marketplace and make it better. You get some funding. Now you need to add people. As you add people, some of the magic isn’t there anymore. The communication isn’t working as well. You are overwhelmed with all of the decisions. What was fun and promising has turned into ……WORK. What happened? Is there a better way?

We will discuss how to grow your high performing team into a high performing organization through maintaining a healthy communication structure, maintaining transparency and creating a clear decision structure to empower your teams and organization to build and grow the business.

Speakers
avatar for Mac Felsing

Mac Felsing

Co-Founder, Berkana Enterprise Consulting, LLC
Mac Felsing, co-founder and managing partner of Berkana Enterprise Consulting, has been building software and business systems and helping others successfully build, grow, and redefine their organizations and businesses for over 30 years.  Known as the "Tie Dye Agile Guy," Mac has co-authored a book on Feature Driven Development (an Agile Process), built two consulting companies and created a host of innovative products, solutions, and... Read More →


Friday June 10, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Barrio E 471 Main St, Longmont, CO 80501

2:00pm

From Artist to SmArtist: Business Building for Creatives

Can we change the gig-to-gig, gallery show-to-show model? Can adopting start-up business steps turn your art career into a more profitable and sustainable business? 

Learn how to create a sustainable business for your visual art, music and more with the help of our panel of business-building experts.

Our goal: help you identify your market (aka: find your beachhead), target your product(s) to serve those customers (land on that beachhead), and grow your business (push inland). 

The problem's a big one...and so's the opportunity. Let's hack ways to ditch the starving artists mold together!

Moderators
avatar for Sharon Glassman

Sharon Glassman

Trained as a journalist, Sharon Glassman found her true beat performing stories and music in new ways and spaces. She's sung about Twitter on a Broadway stage, toured her solo show about women and science to physics labs and theaters in 22 states and entertained audiences into answering real letters to Santa from kids in need. Her current project, The Lazy Person's Book Club, hacks the traditional boundaries of live shows, books, original... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Paul Allen

Paul Allen

Paul Allen, is an accomplished early stage consultant with expertise in Marketing, Product, and Funding. From his experience he applies start-up business steps to your arts career/business.
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Tyler Kennedy

Co-owner and Director, Solstice Arts
Tyler is a co-owner and director at Solstice Arts, a leader in personalized art, in Berthoud, CO. He leads product creation, transitioning products from development to full scale production, contract negotiation, marketing strategy, financial forecasting/budgeting, while representing brands in the news/television, etc.   
avatar for Matthew Simmons

Matthew Simmons

Matthew Simmons is a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones Investments since 2001. In his spare time he raises bees, makes bitters, picks locks, tells stories and eats fire.


Friday June 10, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Xilinx, Inc. 3100 Logic Drive Longmont, CO 80503

4:00pm

Founder Fortitude: Forging Through Entrepreneurial Storms
Limited Capacity seats available

Moderators
avatar for Clint Bickmore, PhD

Clint Bickmore, PhD

Board President, Tinkermill
Clint studied materials science and engineering. He has patents in diverse areas, from chemical synthesis, nanotechnolgy, flame synthesis, emulsion processing, and environmental technology. He also was a college computer science professor. His broad experience coupled with his entrepreneurial spirit gives him great perspective in the startup arena.

Speakers
avatar for Jean Ditslear

Jean Ditslear

Co-Owner and Chief Marketing Officer, 300 Suns Brewing
Jean co-owns and operates two local small businesses, 300 Suns Brewing and Red Wall Communications. Red Wall has been a thriving advertising mini-firm for 15 years managing the branding challenges of large nationally-known companies as well as small locally-owned businesses and nonprofits. Jean’s newest venture, 300 Suns Brewing, is moving into its second year and well on its way to establishing its local, community, craft-focused brand... Read More →
avatar for Scott Hoot

Scott Hoot

President/Founder, Zfyre
Scott is a serial entrepreneur and hands-on visionary.  For two decades he has been at the leading edge of technical innovation, anticipating emerging trends and delivering highly differentiated solutions for Fortune 100 players such as Compaq, AMD , Intel, and Google.  For the past 9 years, Scott has led this effort from multiple startups he founded and has operated as President.
avatar for Joe Kellogg

Joe Kellogg

Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Madwire
Joe currently teams with his son as co-founder and co-CEO at Madwire, a digital marketing platform company based in Loveland, CO. Joe has guided Madwire to tremendous growth, garnering numerous personal and company accolades in the process from Inc 500, Biz West, Colorado Biz, and others. Previously, Joe spent over 20 years as CFO of Traders Network, a commodity trading firm that pioneered in the areas of digital charts, quotes, and CRM.


Friday June 10, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Xilinx, Inc. 3100 Logic Drive Longmont, CO 80503

5:00pm

After Hours @ Wibby Brewing
Wibby Brewing is a craft lager brewery located in Longmont, Colorado. We make German style lagers and add an American craft beer twist.

Friday June 10, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Wibby Brewing 209 Emery St, Longmont, CO 80501
 
Saturday, June 11
 

8:00am

Executive Fitness Bike Ride (8am) and Cruiser Ride with Bicycle Longmont (9:30)

There will be two executive fitness rides offered on Saturday morning at 8am
AND a Cruiser Ride with Ryan Kragerud and Bicycle Longmont at 9:30 

Here are the details for getting out of our seats and onto the road for some exercise  Or taking a cruise through downtown.  Leave your bike and Car at Roosevelt Park and take the Brew Hop Trolley to the Museum for the 10:30 session  and  12:30 Pitch Fest. Trolley will return from Museum to Park at 2pm. 

 The gist is a no-drop ride at two different base speeds: a touch over 14 mph and a touch over 18 mph. This should be conversational pace for most of the group. But there's more. The rides have some short High Intensity efforts sprinkled in to provide some banter where legs do the talking. After blowing out the carbon, the front group of riders will circle back to do a "pick me up" to encourage subsequent riders through their effort.

We will have two groups for the endurance ride.

Clint Bickmore will lead one group on the following route.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14221412

This should take an hour and a half at just over 18 MPH.

Dixon Dick is going to lead the second group on this route.

 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14221697 

We need them to bust it out in an hour and a half too.

We will then meet back up at Roosevelt park at 9:30 for the cruiser ride. Riders can elect to cruise or trolley to the next sessions.  Trolley schedule will be posted here soon. 

The cruiser ride is focused on community building as opposed to a hard core effort. We will don our cruiser 'tude and stroll through Old Town to the Longmont Library. Some riders will jump into a session at the library, and others will continue to the Longmont Museum complex.

All riders should refresh themselves with the CDOT Bicycle manual found here.

https://www.codot.gov/programs/bikeped/information-for-bicyclists/bike-ped-manual

Rubber hits the road at 8 AM.


Moderators
avatar for Clint Bickmore, PhD

Clint Bickmore, PhD

Board President, Tinkermill
Clint studied materials science and engineering. He has patents in diverse areas, from chemical synthesis, nanotechnolgy, flame synthesis, emulsion processing, and environmental technology. He also was a college computer science professor. His broad experience coupled with his entrepreneurial spirit gives him great perspective in the startup arena.
avatar for Dixon Dick

Dixon Dick

Managing Partner, Archethought LLC
I serve as a trusted consultant to organizations from startups to Fortune 100 companies. As a 34 year veteran of the technology industry, my experience includes a broad variety of development, leadership and creative roles, enabling me to bring a wide range of perspectives to difficult software, hardware and team challenges. | | Currently I provide consulting services in software, enterprise systems, micro-controllers and cloud based systems... Read More →
avatar for Loren Verville

Loren Verville

Loren has spent the past 10 years participating in the startup ecosystem as an entrepreneur, financier, and student. He has seen many failures and successes and sharing the resulting insights. Most recently he was with Silicon Valley Bank structuring debt deals for high growth tech companies, often in tandem with VC or Venture Debt providers. He enjoys working with 'capital events' which include funding raises, valuations, and asset sales or... Read More →

Saturday June 11, 2016 8:00am - 10:00am
Downtown Longmont

9:00am

Crowdfunding- It's All in the details!
Limited Capacity seats available

This is for you if you are sourcing product/parts overseas, manufacturing a product, ever plan to raise funds on Kickstarter or other crowdfunding platforms, or purchase products through kickstarters etc.. 

BevPod founder Scott Allen will share the nitty gritty details of planning and running a successful crowdfunding campaign like only an experienced entrpreneur can.. with all the real talk of ups and downs, do's and dont's from someone who has been there and lived to tell about it! Scott first shared his journey last year in a talk for Startup Longmont at Tinkermill and the audience comments were consistently that it was the best talk they had seen with a recent example of a successful crowdfunding campaign that raised 125% of the goal. When the average of campgaigns that are successful hovers around 30% (and that may be high) this is no small feat! The LSW16 crowd will be getting the 1  update that includes status of product delivery and supplier issues after the funding campaign. 

Speakers
avatar for Scott Allen

Scott Allen

Founder, BevPod
Scott Allen is the founder of BevPod, a successfully funded Kickstarter campaign that has set out on a mission to make cold beverages more portable.  When Scott is not working on BevPod he is busy at Oracle Corporation for which he serves as the Global Principal Product Manager specializing in media and entertainment archive solutions.  Scott has launched and managed several software and hardware products lines within Oracle’s... Read More →



Saturday June 11, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
Longmont Museum and Cultural Center 400 Quail Rd, Longmont, CO 80501

10:00am

Challenges of the Young Entrepreneur
Limited Capacity seats available

Inexperience, school, friends and parents can all impact your ability to take advantage of opportunities. Lachan will talk about how he's dealt with those obstacles, as well as how he's discovered his opportunities.


Speakers
avatar for Lachlan Quintana

Lachlan Quintana

CEO and Founder, Consilium Media Company
During his sophomore year in high school Lachlan Quintana decided that entrepreneurism was in his blood. During his junior year he started his marketing firm, Co.nsilium Brand Marketing. Currently attending Front Range Community College, he is now starting up a video production firm. Lachlan is very active in the Longmont area, supporting many community projects such as Longmont Startup Week and the Front Range Film Festival, for both of which... Read More →


Saturday June 11, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Longmont Public Library 409 4th Ave, Longmont, CO 80501

10:30am

Workshop: "The Secrets of Perfect Pitch - Tips from a Rock Star Pitch Coach"
Andi O'Conor, PhD
Speaker Coaching/Speech Writing/Workshops http://www.speakcoach.com/Watch Andi on American Express Open Forum http://tinyurl.com/osqj8do
Burning Down the House: Essays on the Poetry of Losshttp://www.burningdownthehouseblog.com/
Watch my TEDx talk here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOFy8hm9vRY

Speakers
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Andi O'Conor

Owner, Communication Consulting
Dr. Andi O'Conor has coached startup teams for Shark Tank auditions, CNBC's Power Pitch, 500 Startups, Techstars, and Boomtown. She has been a speaker coach, speaker, writer and blogger for over 25 years, and works with executives from Adobe, Genentech, Vail Resorts, Crispin Porter Bogusky, The Environmental Defense Fund, and many more. Her pitch coaching was recently featured on AMEX Open Forum, http://tinyurl.com/osqj8do


Saturday June 11, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Longmont Museum and Cultural Center 400 Quail Rd, Longmont, CO 80501

12:30pm

Ignite Pitch Fest - Lunch provided
Join us for a live look at a pitch event.  Longmont Ignite, a start up fund created by the Longmont Community Foundation will present two business pitches from members of TinkerMill. Each presenter will be asked to provide a 10 minute presentation of their business concept. Audience members are invited to participate during the process.  We encourage questions of the presenters, and Longmont Ignite review panelists. At the end of the session, you'll have a chance to cast your vote for the winning pitch.

Come at Noon for Rosalee's Pizza while it lasts... 

Moderators
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Ignite Program

Executive Director, Longmont Community Foundation
Eric has more than 25 years of nonprofit experience and is devoted to raising resources that improve the community for all. In his current position as the Executive Director of the Longmont Community Foundation, Eric works to improve the community through philanthropy and volunteerism. In 2015, Eric and TinkerMill Founder, Scott Converse created Longmont Ignite - a charitable way for people to invest in start-ups in our community.

Saturday June 11, 2016 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Longmont Museum and Cultural Center 400 Quail Rd, Longmont, CO 80501

3:00pm

ROCKMONT- Startup tent sponsored by High Plains Bank and Left Hand Brewing

Attendance is FREE for LSW participants, attend any session to hear how.  Going to be a RAD party to close out the week! 1st Beer per person is also being generously provided by Left Hand Brewing. 

Startup Tent at RockMont- sponsored by High Plains Bank.  Rockmont  is a music + art fest bringing indie rock bands on the rise and a robust showcase of local artists to the Longmont stage. Presented by Left Hand Brewing Co. and the Arts Longmont, the summer concert will bring a diverse sound of rock, punk, funk, and soul with national touring acts featuring J Roddy Walston and The Business, Orgone, and more. Sip from Longmont’s 8 local breweries with local fare a plenty, while taking in the Front Range sunshine.

RockMont is a benefit for Arts Longmont and the LHB Foundation

Please bring your ID to purchase beer.

 See more at: http://lefthandbrewing.com/events/rockmont2016/#sthash.ZwLuxQfB.dpuf



Saturday June 11, 2016 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Roosevelt Park 700 Longs Peak Ave., Longmont, CO 80501